It is always easier to shop for the women in my life than the fellas. Getting the right gift for Dad, your brother, or boyfriend is challenging because it has to be functional, well made, masculine, and help him in a way he hasn’t thought about yet. So I complied a list of men’s basics, stuff every man would love: a good watch, a hammock, a multi-tool, etc. The best part is that all these gifts are budget friendly, good for both you and him!
1. Timex Weekender Chronograph Watch
Every man needs a good timepiece. Timex Weekend Chronograph is simple, versatile and good looking. You can dress it up or wear it to do yard work. It’s just perfect.
2. Classic Straight Safety Razor
All men are in search of a better shave, even if he has a beard. The Merkur Classic Straight Safety Razor is old school, but gaining popularity because it works better than the vibrating 5-blade you pick up at the department store. Get a clean shave the first time.
3. Bluetooth Wireless Portable Speaker
The Bluetooth Wireless Portable Waterproof Speaker lets you take your music everywhere, and who wouldn’t love music on a boat, camping, at a tailgate, or floating down a river?
4. Wall Mounted Magnetic Bottle Opener
A Wall Mounted Magnetic Bottle Opener is a fun, easy to use bottle opener with a magnetic bas to catch your bottle caps. No man cave is complete without it.
5. A Leatherman
If he doesn’t have a Leatherman he both wants and needs one. If he already has one, he’l love a second to keep in his car. These are always useful and never go out of style.
6. Stanley Classic Vacuum Insulated Growler
The Stanley Classic Vacuum Insulated Growler lets you take all the coffee to the tree stand, a hot lunch to work, or beer to a game. This will be used until it falls apart, which won’t happen for a long time.
7. French Press Coffee Maker
The coffee lover in your life will love a KONA French Press Coffee Maker. It is slower than a coffee maker, but once he tries it, he may never go back to the Keurig.
8. Symphonized Headphones
Symphonized Headphones are a must-have for the music lover in your life. They are slick, noise cancelling, and have exceptional range. It’s like hearing your music for the first time.
9. Chelsea Slim Card Sleeve Wallet
Save his back with the stylish Chelsea Slim Card Sleeve Wallet. Thick wallets lead to significant back problems and, in the day of debit cards and smartphones, slimming down is easy. It’s a no fuss solution to the thick-wallet syndrome.
Perfect for the study or office, a quality Globe will bring class to any space.
11. USB Recharger
The Goal Zero Flip 20 Recharger is a battery pack for any device. Just plug your device into the port and keep living. Never worry about low batteries again.
12. Tactical V1-Pro Flashlight
The J5 Tactical V1-Pro Flashlight is a practical, 300 lumen (aka very bright) pocket-sized flashlight. Whether you keep it in the toolbox or the glovebox of your truck, you will be surprised how much this gets used.
13. ENO DoubleNest Hammock
Who doesn’t love a good nap? The ENO DoubleNest Hammock is one of the best lightweight hammocks on the market and perfect for lazy afternoons.
14. Truck Cab Organizer
A Truck Cab Organizer is perfect for anyone who spends a lot of time in their truck. Instead of reaching beneath the seats for tools or a pen, he can have everything laid out and easily accessible. It’s perfect for storing extra toys/snacks/diapers too.